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Last Updated: Saturday September 17 2005 09:28 GMT

Rooney shares stage with 50 Cent

Wayne Rooney

Footballer Wayne Rooney could be in trouble again after he was spotted on stage at a 50 Cent gig in Manchester.

Rooney, who was sent off for Manchester United on Wednesday in the Champions League, went on stage with the US rapper, according to newspapers.

The 19-year-old even tried to get the crowd going by taking hold of the microphone and joining in with 50 Cent.

But apparently the 20,000 rap fans weren't keen on Rooney's rhyming skills, and shouted at him.

50 Cent on stage in Glasgow
50 Cent was performing at a gig in Manchester

It's unlikely that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be very happy with Rooney's appearance at the gig.

It comes just after his red card for sarcastically clapping a referee who had booked him against Villareal.

Rooney also hit the headlines playing for England a week ago, when he was spotted arguing with his captain David Beckham on the pitch.